Find your STAR with this interview technique

5 March 2018

Behavioural questions are an important part of the interview process which can help the employer to identify the interviewee’s character and work ethics. It also gives the candidate chance to really sell themselves and show their past success in handling difficult situations with the results revealing key skills, abilities and personality traits.

The ‘star’ method is as follows:

S – Situation

T – Task

A – Action

– Result

 Below are a few examples of behavioural questions that could be worth asking in an interview:

  • Give an example of an occasion when you used logic to solve a problem.
  • Give an example of a goal you didn't meet and how you handled it.
  • Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.
  • Did you ever make a risky decision? Why? How did you handle it?
  • Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? If so, how?
  • When you worked on multiple projects how did you prioritise them?
  • Have you ever had a tight deadline, and if so how did you handle meeting it?
  • Give an example of how you've worked in a team.
  • Share an example of how you were able to motivate employees or co-workers.
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with a client or vendor? How?

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